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The MEd in Mentoring offers a specialist pathway developed to reflect the growing role of the work based mentor/coach in all phases of education (pre-school, primary, secondary and tertiary, including higher education).

All participants have access to a resource centre with supplementary materials, web links and electronic resources and materials supported by the University's library.

In each of Stages 1 and 2, you choose three 20-credit modules (120 credits in all). Three of these six modules (60 credits) must be the core modules:

  • Becoming an Effective Mentor
  • Mentor Training and Management
  • Theory and Practice of Mentoring

– but your other three modules in Stages 1 and 2 can be chosen from the wider portfolio of options (which varies from year to year) available within our overall MEd provision.

After completing the three core modules (60 credits) you will, if exiting at this point, be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. A further three modules completed in Stage 2 (a total of 120 credits) qualify you for a Postgraduate Diploma in Education. For progression to the third, degree stage, you must complete the Research Methods in Education module and a 60-credit dissertation.


UK students usually combine three years of part-time study with their normal educational employment. Most overseas students study for the degree as a one-year fulltime programme, but special arrangements have been made to allow part-time students from overseas to attend two summer schools (held annually in the UK) then complete their studies through use of open-learning materials in their home countries.


The University’s Scarborough Campus, Filey Road Scarborough. The Research Methods in Education module may run during the summer months on the Hull Campus.


The flexible programme structure provides you with two possible start dates each year, in September and March.


Candidates are assessed by means of a coursework assignment on each chosen module – during the semester in which they take the module – and a dissertation. Assignments are normally 4,000 to 6,000 words (or equivalent); the dissertation, comprising 15,000 to 20,000 words on an approved topic, is submitted at the end of the period of study.


Up-to-date information about fees can be found on The Money Website.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a first degree or equivalent in a relevant subject (GPA of 3.0+) or appropriate experience in a professional environment. International applicants should also have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

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